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COURT IS CLOSED: GET YOUR FAMILY APPLICATION HEARD HERE!

The Calgary Court Centre is closed but where two willing parties want their family/divorce disputes resolved, we can help resolve them.

  • The Arbitration Act of Alberta allows parties to appoint a family lawyer to be their neutral, “private judge” – i.e., their “arbitrator”.
  • The arbitrator will work with you to determine how your application proceeds.
  • You will be able to give evidence and make arguments. 
  • The arbitrator will then issue a decision – an “award” – that will be enforced by the Courts.
  • We can also mediate your disputes so you reach agreements rather than having them imposed on you. 
  • We can help you turn your agreements or the arbitration awards into court orders.

We will protect you during the outbreak with the COVID-19 protocols recommended by the Government of Alberta.

We will facilitate in person meetings, teleconferences and/or video conferences, depending on your risk tolerance and needs.

The Moe Hannah LLP website will provide the contact information you need to get moving towards resolution.  Remember, both parties must agree to mediation or arbitration and sign a binding contract. 

Please feel free to call or email us for more details!

Moe Hannah LLP

Client safety is important to Moe Hannah and so is client service. The health of our staff and clients is our top priority.  If clients and counsel prefer to work remotely during this difficult time, options exist for us to provide this service. Moe Hannah is able to do “virtual” non face-to-face meeting through internet conferencing.  We can do virtual consultations, mediation, or mediation/arbitration.
 
We can make it easy!
 
We will email a link for the conference to each person. The only requirement is internet access and a device suitable for the conference, ideally a camera and microphone.  Some people just use their cell phones. 
 
If you have any questions, please call or email us to talk about how we can make this work. 
 
We can still meet at Moe Hannah LLP for those people that would prefer to personally attend.  Everyone entering our office will be screened in accordance with the latest Alberta Health Guidelines. 
 
Our lawyers and assistants are set up to work remotely and we will continue mediation, mediation/arbitration and client meetings using Teams Video Conferencing, as well as our regular telephone conferencing.
 
Consider Alternative Dispute Resolution
 
The Courts have announced that they are limiting access to urgent family law mattes. In light of this, parties may want to consider the mediation/arbitration process.  Please get in touch with your lawyer and/or assistant if you have any questions regarding your matter.
 
We look forward to working with you and helping you move forward during this difficult time. 
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